Al-Senussi Habib to Officiate Libyan Super Cup Match


The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) appointed Al-Senussi Habib to be the referee for the Libyan Super Match between Al-Nasr and Al-Ittihad scheduled for next Monday, May 31, at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi.

Referee Ibrahim Faraj will be Habib’s first assistant and Mohamed Oraibi will be his second assistant, while Ali Attia will be the observer for this match.

Al-Nasr won the Libyan Premier League title in 2017-2018 for the second time in its history, while Al-Ittihad won the Libyan Cup after defeating Al-Hilal in the final match of the tournament.

The LFF competitions committee has decided to allow the participation of players who were registered during the second registration period. This includes Miftah Taqtaq, Salem Roma, and Nigerian Samson Bossa from Al-Nasr, Mohamed El Monir, Mutassim Subu, and the Tunisian trio, Ghazi Ayadi, Shams Al-Din Al-Thawadi, and Ali Al-Omari, from the Al-Ittihad side.

The Libyan Super Cup is a football championship contested between the winners of the Libyan Premier League and the Al-Fatih Cup. The game is played at the beginning of the season and marks the beginning of the sports year.

The Super Cup was a two-legged final in 1997 but became one-legged from 1998 onwards. Al-Ittihad remains the most successful club with ten wins in total, including nine consecutive titles from 2002 onwards.